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December 2016

Great Films You May Have Missed

While teaching courses like research methods, it’s helpful to provide an example of an interpretation of a text or two. The value …

Making News Reporting Better

One summer, long ago, I took a journalism class in graduate school called “tabloid journalism.” The main assignment was to write a …

Sink or Swim?

Calling on the evening of December 20, 2012, my friend, Shawn Young, invited my wife and I over to his house to …

Emperor Trump

Aristotle defines rhetoric as the ability to see what is possibly persuasive in every given case (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy). We try …

Call Me in the Morning

Trump: Hi, Doc. I don’t really know why Ivanka sent you to talk to me. But I always do what beautiful women …